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in utah. >>> toyota says it hasn't been notified about a multimillion dollars fine from the u.s. government. sources say the government is proposing 16 and a half million dollars in fines for toyota, saying the car maker failed to quickly alert regulate% a dangerous defect with gas pedals in millions of its vehicles. once that fine is handed down toyota has two weeks to accept or contest it. >>> police are investigating a fatal car crash in northeast baltimore overnight. these are photos by a wjz freelancer. a single vehicle crashed at more ravian road and sinclair line. one person is dead. one other person was take to be johns hopkins hospital. we have no word on their current condition at this hour. >>> at the state house in annapolis, time running out to pass much talked about pieces of legislation including tougher laws against sex offenders. right now it looks like that might not happen. andrea fujii is live with the latest. >> good morning andrea. >> reporter: good morning everyone. there are nearly half a dozen pieces of legislation waiting to the be voted on, strengthe
. >>> more trouble for toyota. the automaker stops selling one of its luxury brands over safety concerns. >>> and against all odds. a florida girl, missing for four days, is found in an alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my wife, and gosh. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm michelle gielan. a series of strong and deadly earthquakes struck western china this morning. at least 300 people are dead, thousands of others are injured and unaccounted for. they're buried under collapsed buildings. peter sharpe of britain's sky news reports from beijing. >> reporter: this was a particularly strong earthquake. it measured 6.9 on the richter scale, and it struck at one of the most remote, inhospitable and rugged parts of china in the west of the country. it was followed, the first earthquake, was followed by 18 aftershocks. and the local residents were reduced to scrambling through the rubble using their hands and shovels in the first hours after the quake, trying to reach hundreds, tho
by toyota. an important message for toyota owners there has been a lot of people wondering about toyota recalls, get the facts and information at >>> all right. let's go out to the ronster. right now. >> reporter: good morning, don and marty. what a beautiful morning in baltimore. that is for sure. we are in front of one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, the fell's point recreation pier, it's almost 100 years old. of course changes are coming. interesting changes. a $45 million project that will bring a hotel here to one of baltimore's most popular neighborhoods. >> the fell's point recreation pier is one of baltimore's signature buildings. built in 1914, it once served as a community center. there were dances and basketball games. it's just been sold for $2 million. to local developer j joseph clark and h and s properties which built harbor east. a 132 room hotel is on the way. >> there will be a new hotel here on two levels inside, and the interior will be open to the sky. >> reporter: tourists stop here every day. the building doubled as a police station for th
to flame. all four tires exploded in takeoff. >>> toyota is announcing they have a record fine posted. toyota is improving steps to improve communications with regulator. the government accused toyota of hiding dangerous safety problems with the vehicles. toyota announced today they'll recall 13,000 vehicle in south korea due to problems with floor mats. >>> shuttle discovery is running into problems after a communication antenna failed. that leaves seven astronauts without away to sent or receive large chunks of information. nasa's mission control says it shouldn't pose any danger. >>> on earth it turn out to be a great spring for strawberry lovers. the cold winter delayed florida's crops with california's crops. now they are flooding the market. in some places they are half of this time last year. >>> still ahead on eyewitness new at noon, take a live look outside. please stay tuned. marty will be back in two and a half minutes with the first weather warning forecast. >>> we are coming right back. >>> we are coming right back. here's a look at t t,, allergies? chlor-trimeton. hey, o
speed. there's a look at putty hill avenue. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota owners. to get the facts and latest information visit >>> and let's go out to ron right now with a baltimore tradition. >> reporter: yes, it is. how are you doing on this good friday? we're doing well. this is strowski's famous polish sausage. we're at fells point. probably within a couple of hours, there's going to be a long line here, folks lining up to get the famous strowski's toll lisch sausage -- polish sausage. it's been a baltimore tradition for nearly a century now. the king is inside working as we speak. a lot of people use this. they have special recipes for easter and it goes in the easter baskets and they're taken to church where they are blessed. it's a real great baltimore tradition. and everybody we talk to in line, they've got a different recipe. everybody's things are passed down from generation to generation. it's fascinating to watch and they will be busy here all day. >> i have a quick question, maybe you don't know th
by toyota. an important message for toyota owners, there's a lot of people wondering about the recalls. get the facts and information at >> and marty, thank you. >> and the ronster at the first mariner arena. >> well, you look fabulous. >> yes, the barnum & bailey's circus. >> we have todd here. how are you. >> i'm great. >> where are you from >> >> columbus, ohio. >> yeah, and the circus is in town. >> yes, the 139th edition. >> she's an old lady. >> yes. she is. >> i want to talk about these guys. let's come back live here. this is the chi chi har acrobatic group. come to see us and you'll see them 25 feet in the air and doing amazing routines on moving ships. how do they do this. the practice has to be unbelievable. >> it's all about eating twinkies and kool-aid. >> well, it doesn't work for me. we'll talk about the preshow all access. it's phenomenal. >> what you're seeing them now, you'll see it up close and personal if you go to the clown college preshow. it happens an hour before the show and you get to meet the stars and you can take home an asian elephant painting. a gi
employers are expected to attend. >> in the daily toyota update, they'll fork over millions of dollars of cash to the government. toyota agreed to pay a fine of $16 million the government says that the auto maker delayed a recall over gas pedals and toyota has until today to contest or accept the fine. >> hours from landing or possibly a day. the astronauts are watching the skies below them this morning. they're watching mission control and bad weather in florida could prevent the shuttle from touchingdown today. here's the latest from wjz-13. >>> >> reporter: discovery will touchdown with 2 1/2 tons of trash and discarded equipment from international space station. it was a mission with unexpected challenges including a faulty valve and a jammed latch. >> we've literally had blow after blow come at us and we've handled each one in smart fashion. >> reporter: stephanie wilson used this robotic arm to overcome this problem with the giant storage bin after the latch stuck. >> good job, ladies. >> reporter: nasa is going to fix it with a future space walk and three space walks upgraded eq
average and about 5 minutes to get through. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer where you'll find quality cars and trucks. toyota, buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. >> let's go out there to ron in the park. how are you? >> good morning, everybody. could not be a better morning. we're live in druitt park as we're getting ready for sunday's march for the animals sponsored by the spca. this is where 5,000 of your friends will be here on sunday. maryland spca. what's it going to be like? >> marty says the weather will be good so we're excited about that. it's the biggest event of the year for us. big fund raiser. it's a lot of fun and we encourage people to come out on sunday. >> it's a 1.5 mile walk. correct? >> yes, around the reservoir. it's very leisurely. vendors and games and contests. it's a lot of fun. >> we wanted to mention, besides the walk there's a lot of things going on. >> we have an ajiblt agility contest. costume contest so there's something for everybody. >> i love this. they are having a fleeless market. tell
's the beltway at 295. this is brought to you by toyota. a lot of people wonder about the recalls and to get the facts and the latest, go to >>> good morning, ron, how are you? >>> well, we're always happy to do a school like this. hamsted hill academy, one of the best schools in the country and one of the greenest and now, they're up for a $15,000 prize and they're depending on your vote. >> reporter: call it compost 101. kids from the school all contribute to their school garden. >> we make a little pile for the compost. >> reporter: from growing and maintaining and cooking. >> we pull weeds and yes plant plants. we try to make fun and good healthy meals to eat them. >> reporter: they grow herbs and vegetables and fruits. we don't get to do it much in the homes and to have it at school is great. >> reporter: the school is part of the green hero grant and they made the cut to the top 5. now, online votes could get them $15,000. >> and making healthy eating fun and pleasurable will get further than just preaching to kids about the servings of fruits and semitables they need -- fruit
. this is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota owners, to get the facts and the latest information, go to >> back to you, don and marty. >> good morning, it's 5 minutes until we launch for the international space station. >> we'll do it, r rock 'n' roll. >> and i was wondering, if we don't hold off the song and then meet the folks. what do you think? >>> so you want to meet the folks first? >> no, i think, let's go ahead and knock off the song. >> 5 minutes 15 seconds. >> well, let's go ahead and do this. >> you got it. and we'll meet them individually. >> and let's say happy birthday to my aunt peggy, 78 years young. peg, we love you. the pirates. give yourselves a hand. >> we want to do the song first. >> yeah, and then we'll meet them and find out about the event and what they'll tell us about and that way, we can hold off and watch the launch and get back to them. we'll talk to you after the song. you guys look great this morning and thank you for coming out. >> we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> i've got to tell you. he sneezed. >> whoever's doing jack
by toyota. toyota, buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. now, back to you. >>> let's go to the -- let's go to the ronster, ron matzs. >> don and marty. -- [talking over each other] >>> right across from the matthew's pizza. this is the creative alliance and what a great venue and so many shows going on here. and this morning, the collective dance troop behind me, a big show coming up. prescott, what's the deal. >> well, we have a show coming up friday at the creative alliance, that's the 16th at 8:00 p.m. and the collective will dance and make props and scenery. >> and excellent. heather, how are you. i'm great, how are you. >> are people going to see improve and dance. yes, and we do it and with style and the collective is good at dancing and great at improve alsoful. >> i've been watching you, let me tell you something they're phenomenal. i'll throw out a location, a place and we'll do improve. here's the location, a gas station. check this out. >> there's so much pollen, i've been washing the windshield for days. [sneezing] >> oh, next time can we just get a lime
airline traffic back on track. >>> toyota's troubles. decision day on a hefty fine imposed by the u.s. government. >>> and lady's night. carrie underwood makes history at the country music awards. ♪ >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 19th, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 19th, 2010. remains unpredictable. millions of passengers have been >>> good morning. this morning airline travel in and to much of europe remains up in the air. some officials believe that ash from that volcanic cloud in iceland is subsiding, but meteorologists warn the cloud remains unpredictable. millions of passengers have been stranded and pressure is growing to reopen european air space. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, both air travelers and airlines are very anxious for things to start moving again, but uk officials just announced that british air space will remain closed until at least tomorrow morning. most of european air space will be closed for business for at least one day. >> we really have an unprec
in the northbound lanes. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota. please visit back over to you. >> sharon, thank you. >>> today is the official mail in your census form day. with less than 12 hours to go, some people are rushing to get them in, including president obama, who was seen here filling out his form this morning. andrea fujii explains why this is so important. >> the census only happens once every 10 years. and with that, the federal government divvies up money. >> reporter: census workers would like to say all of these people are mailing in their census forms. but so far, only 45% of baltimore residents have done so. >> oh. is this the last day? >> yeah. >> oh. i didn't know that. >> reporter: but luckily, ruby smith was already on her way to send hers in. about $400 billion is at stake for maryland, money that will go to fund public schools, senior centers, and public works projects. it will also determine maryland's seats in the house of representatives. >> reporter: baltimore firefighters are also urging people to send in their c
glare could be a factor soon. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. toyota, moving forward. >>> well, let's go to the ronster. >> don and marty and everyone, happy friday and the last day of april. it's invigorating out here. we're live at sherwood gardens and i gave the cliff notes version. this is bruce bar net. good morning. >> well, good morning. thank you for coming. >> let's talk about the history. >> well, john sherwood earned it and that was at the end of the revolutionary road, a man owned the area and he left town and it was given to one of the generals and sherwood had it and he owned half of it and the association owned half of it and when he died in 1965, the heiress' were going to build houses. but, gill ford and the city bought it and preserved it and she wood had tulips an pansies and his gardners took care of it and since then, it's joaned by the gill ford association and it's private and open to the public and anyone's open. >> more than 6 acres and 8000 tulips. i measured it off. he gets 7 1/2 to 8 acres all together. >> we wa
by toyota. there's been a lot of people wondering about the recalls. to get the facts and the information, go to >>> let's go right to the ronster at oriole park and camden yards. >> reporter: hey, the 19th season at oriole park and camden yards. the bird is here. how are you doing. the gating opening in less than six hours. the birds and the blue jays coming up and the birds are back in more ways than one. ♪ >> reporter: the birds are back. black and orange flamingos are flying off of the shelves. we celebrate the ravens and now the orioles. >> where are they going? >>> in the front yard. >> reporter: it's a change of season object out back and marty and tim say hello orange. >> well, the purple and black are changing it for orange now in the gardens and it's good. >> reporter: they're putting the finishing touches on in camden yards and the youngest fans can't wait. there >> he's 2 and the older boy is 5 and they love coming to the game and it's a great place for families and we're happy to have the opportunity to come down. >> reporter: here, it's time for a winning seaso
there and obviously, no delays. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. toyota, moving forward. >> well, don and marty and everyone. we're live at growl's markets. come on over. this is, coming up this weekend, that's the growl's fight cancer day. this is an amazing event and fundraiser. how did all of this start. >> well, my grandfather passed away from cancer ten years ago and we wanted to raise money for a good cause. >> well, of course, you have a lot of things going on. we're donating 5% of the sales and tons of out door events and the proceeds go to acs. we raised 430,000 over the last 30 years. that's incredible. $54,000 last year, congratulations. thank you, and thank you for supporting us. we appreciate you being here. we want to talk to don from the american cancer society. hi, good morning. where does all of the money go. >> it goes to the patient services and programs. anything locally we can offer, emotional groups and lodging, that's where the money goes. hi, kate. >> hello. . >> how are you doing? >>> just wonderful. >> we have great raffles going
the congestion ahead. this is brought to you by toyota. buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. >> let's send it to the ronster in highland town. big fun event. take it away, pal. >>> and jessica, marty, happy friday. this is the 7th annual, and 1:00 to 6:00 sunday. it started small. i want to thank everyone for coming out. joe were are you located. >> golf street. if you haven't been to the marketplace, you're missing a great baltimore experience. you helped the festival, what was it like. >> well, we got a small group together and it grew. it doubled in size and we're up to a thousand people and it's a good -- it's our festival to bring new highland town with old highland town and we'll introduce people to the wine making craft. >> how are you. i'm okay. >> and good morning, jesse and marty. we're already talking about wine. this sunday, from 1:00 to 6:00 and we'll serve some specially homemade wine. >> especially the chardonnay. we got a beautiful bocce tournament indoor and we gonna have some of the toughest people in baltimore playing on bocce and they have a glass of
. this is brought to you by toyota. to get the facts and the information, go to >>> now, it's time for manic monday. >> manic monday in fell's point. well, we're doing greet, this is brought to you by mr. basement. before i introduce the group, a few quick announcements. we want to send our condolences out to al isala, a friend to thousands in the area and we extend our sympathies to his wife and the family. also, i had jury duty friday. literally hundreds of people came up to me to say hello to you in the studios. and a shout out to all of the people at the courthouse to you guys. >> did you do a clint eastwood in "hanger,m high. >> if you were an attorney, would you pick me? >> maybe. well, case closed. >> the team maryland transplant athletes. we thank you for coming down, we have people from all over. towson and columbia and district heights. what's your name. >> george. >> george, we thank you for coming down. >> i'm latrese. >> tell us about the athletes. >> it's a group of transplant recipients and they compete in athletic events and for the first time, we have 35 athletes g
at mountain road and this is brought to you by toyota and your toyota dealer. you'll find qualify cars and trucks. toyota, moving forward. back to you, marty and don. >> i'm told that the air force is a day away from the test flight. it's an unmanned shuttle being sent to space tomorrow it will be on orbit for nine months and it could help satellites and other types of surveillance. it's been in development for nearly a decade. >> well, we have drones. >> yeah, and this goes highier. hey, basically, yeah. >>> and speaking of aircraft, isn't there another perspective on the volcano story. our friend, dolly, one of the us airway's coolest flight attendants. she came home from amsterdam and that was the last time she was able to go to work. flight crews are affected. we don't work, we're not getting paid. 300 trips were canceled and she was dressed and heading up north and then it was canceled. she has friends all over with clothes for two days. think about the crews not getting paid. >> and, yeah, they don't pack for a two week trip, but a day's work. >> and speaking of which, my friend
to the crash, this is brought to you by toyota and your local toyota dealer. buy right the first time and you'll save more in the long run. >> and back to you. >> let's go to the ronster. ron matzs! >> we're out in front of the benjies. >> reporter: well, i'll tell you, earn's blowing -- everyone's blowing their horns. we're live, bengies boulevard. good morning. >> good morning. >> how are you. well, well, thank you. >> through for the great marquis. >> this is the 55th season, 54th anniversaryyear. >> and how many cars can come into the drive in? >>> well, we hold 750 and we've done better. >> what's the record? >>> well, 92. we did well with the dark knight. and in washington, we did a promoe and somehow, we had 1200 cars in the drive in theater. you have the biggest screen in north america? >>> well, i say usa, but technically, north america. it's 52 x 120. >> how many drive ins are left in maryland and in the country. >> well, in maryland, there's one. >> that's the country, that's the benjies and in the country, it seems for the last five or six years to be around 600 sites. >> and ken
. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. buy right the first time, you'll save in the long run. we'll send it to ron matz now. >> we're in park heights. you're talking about the nfl draft. rebuilding the teams. we're rebilling together baltimore. and 800 volunteers will be hitting the streets tomorrow. we're with the executive director. >> what are we doing in park heights. well, this morning, we're preparing for work taking place tomorrow at this house in park heights and we have 40 volunteers working on this house tomorrow. it's part of a blitz we're doing in the neighborhood helping low-income homeowners, the homeowners are seniors and people with disabilities and families with children and we have volunteers to help them and we need more skilled volunteers. >> and that's what i was going to ask you, you need carpenters electricians and people with hvac skills. we need people that do that all around. mostly seniors to be able to stay in their homes. we'll do energy efficiency work and safety work. and if people want to volunteer, they can call us or they can go to the website. >> and th
out on cain street. this traffic record is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time. you'll save more in the long run. now it's time for manic monday. >> we've got a great group this morning. they're our indoor football team, the baltimore mariners! by the way, undefeated! >> coach, tell us about the last game. >> it was a close game, we beat them 91-19. got a great group of guys, atry organization. this is our third year here in baltimore. we're looking forward to baltimore makes us their own. >> and your next game is when? >> it's may 2nd against harris burg stampede, and they're in second place, so this is a big game for us. we have put some distance from the bottom to the top with a big win this week whoend, though. >> you have some local players, and also some former nflers. >> yeah, obviously we have j.r. who is the league-leading. >> he's the -- >> he's the leading kicker in the league, and also a teacher in the baltimore school district. danny is a local guy. we've got some tremendous athletes. several of these guys have been in nfl camps. numb
, not the fire. her husband is being charged with murder, arson and other offenses. >>> toyota has agreed to pay a record fine for failing to dealt with problems with its cars. the federal government will collect a $16.5 million penalty from toyota. the deposit says toyota knew about the problem in late september but didn't immediately report it. this is the largest fine ever paid to the u.s. government by an auto maker. >>> another gorgeous day across maryland at this hour, take a look outside right now, sunny and pleasant, a spring day with no rape in sight we're told. we're live with coverage, tim williams updating the forecast from the first warning weather center, good afternoon tim. >> good afternoon don, everyone. a cool the day because of cool winds blowing in from the northwest. the winds are a factor today. temperatures around 57 degrees, approaching 60 area-wide, as we do we're going to see temperatures out in our areas, 55 in cumberland, 58 down on the shore, these are gonna stay with us, these conditions, reading on through tomorrow. a cool start but a nice finish as we will warm up
advantage. >>> the hits keep on coming for toyota automotive. now, consumer reports is telling readers not to buy a new toyota lexus suv. altison harmelin reports for wjz. >> consumer reports is telling drivers not to drive the lexus. >> the last time we advised that a consumer didn't buy a car because of a safety risk was in 2001. >> reporter: during emergency handling test, the rear end swings out wide, until the gx is almost sideways. it does activate, but consumer reports says it takes too long to get the vehicles back under control. >> if this happened in a real road situation, on a public road, a rear tire could hit the curb or slide off the pavement. and this could lead to a rollover. >> lex ution is toyota-- lexus is toyota's luxury line. and it is concerned with what consumers found. the company also said, please keep in mind, the 2010gx460 meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. >> the luxury suv went on sale back in november. and since then, lexus has only sold about 5,000 gs460s. >> but toyota has been getting an earful from the drivers of other makes
by toyota. an important message by owners ever toyotaas -- toyotas. to get the latest information, visit them at >> thank you, christy. >>> it's among the holiest days on the christian calendar. good friday. in jerusalem, the stations of the cross attracted thousands from around the world. the jesus reen -- actor had blood coming up down his forehead. >>> still ahead. eyewitness news at 4:00. footwear, flip flops. the new study that reverses the summertime staple and your knees. >>> outrage explodes when a student writes a scathing article about daterape. >>> the tallest and fastest of its kind. and it's just a short drive from maryland. >>> and the weekend is here. will this beautiful warm weather last? meteorologist tim williams has your updated first warning forecast. can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man can only try... and try. i heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough. my wife and i want to lower our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous. your father is suffering. [ male a
toyota dealer. en you'll find quality cars and trucks and you'll save more in the long run. >>> back to the ronster now, downtown. >>> who let the dogs out? >> well, ain't that the truth. good morning, we're at the inner harbor. there's a new attraction, that's the c dog 3. that's the latest tourist attraction. it's a history tour meeting a thrill ride and it's launched here in baltimore. >>> the open air speedboat seats 100 passengers. it's a 70-foot boat and it's the latest tour adventure to hit the area. >> we're going 32 knots, that's about 32 miles per hour. >> that's fast. yeah, it feels fast and with the windchill, it's fast. >> reporter: it originated in chicago in 1996 and the baltimore sea dog offers 50 minute site seeing tours and it goes to the key bridge and back. along the way, the tourists get to hear about the sites that also include the domino sugar factory sign. >> it will be great for baltimore. >> why? >> well, i think that it will offer something fun and exciting for not just the tourists to do here and the local residents who may have gotten used to the same old
and 95 at whitemarsh. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. >> all right, let's go to the ronster at the kennedy krieger institute. >> that's right, we're lye at the greenspring avenue. they're busy here getting ready for the roar for autism. it's a great event. wjz is a great sponsor. >> good morning. good morning. there you're on the committee. >> yes, for five years now and the event has gone on for six years. >> what's going to happen sunday. >> we have a bike ride and festival and fundraiser for autism research. and there's a number of different opportunities for people to participate. it's a 50-mile bike ride and 10 and 5-mile ride. additional, a family festival and a ton of activities for kids and families and it will be a great turnout. >> here's pam. well, you left out the walk. >> we have three separate guided walks that take off and also, all of the kid's activities were design bid kids. >> it will be a great event. last year how much did we raise? >>> about $300,000 over the six years, over a million d
of rolling over during certain turns. it is the latest news to hurt toyota's reputation, after recalling millions of vehicles due to faulty gas pedals. toyota says it will try to redo the test that consumer reports did and try to fix the problem. >>> results fell short of expectations. analysts keep an eye on the aluminum business. since it signals manufacturing trends. for more news, click on seeks money in new york, i'm farnoosh torabi. >>> a group of tiny tightrope walkers test the limit by sending a 3-year-old on the high wire. >>> the little girl walked the wire without a balancing pole, almost 30 feet up above six hungry siberian tigers. you can see, she's persistent. she fell three separate times. she started tightrope training when she was just 1 year old. do you think it's time to take her away from those people? >> the purpose of that with the bengal tigers, beautiful as they are, and hungry. >> i think we'll see a follow- up story to that story. that leads our news the next day. all right. >>> coming up alt 4:00. change your diet. a new report links food to alzheima
for injuries. >>> toyota plans to pay up to the government for failing to report gas pedal problems on the vehicles. toyota expected to agree to a $16.4 million fine, the deadline to contest the record breaking fine is tomorrow. video has been incredible but the follow up from the volcanic eruption in iceland left hundreds of thousands of travelers standed. torrell brown reports. >> reporter: test flights took to the skies over europe as major airlines look for ways to get planes in the air. pilots did not report problems after flying below the cloud of ash. that combined with a favorable weather forecast, has aviation officials hopeful some flights may resume on monday. . >> tomorrow almost 50% of european space will be risk free. >> reporter: for now, tens of thousands of passengers remain stranded. some confuse aid bout whether it is safe to fly. >> it's a good question. >> reporter: many europeans are stranded in the u.s. as they wait for the skies to clear. they are not all stuck at the airport. some are coming to sea word. if some come to park with a valid airline ticket from
46 while the nasdaq added 27. >>> the government has slapped toyota with a $16.4 million fine, the maximum allowed for covering up its issues with sticky gas pedals. the transportation department says the automaker knew it had a problem in september, but didn't tell regulators until january. toyota has two weeks to accept or contest the penalty. they're expected to appeal. >>> well, general motors has announced it will install a new brake safety measure to prevent sudden acceleration in its own vehicles. the new brake override reduces power to the engine if the driver steps on the gas pedal and brake at the same time. gm says this will be in all-new vehicles by 2012. >>> there's a new government program to help prevent foreclosures. the obama administration will give $3,000 for moving expenses to homeowners who complete a short sale or agree to turn over the deed of the property to the lender. it's for homeowners who are in financial trouble but don't qualify for the modification program. >>> and it's a good spring for strawberry lovers. the cold winter delayed florida's crop
are betting most companies will post gains. we've already heard from toyota at new york's auto show on wednesday, a top toyota executive said incentives pushed sales 40% higher in march. >>> amazon is bracing for the ipad. the online retailer has struck new e-book pricing deals with two major publishers just days before apple's launch of the new tablet computer. that's expected to take business away from amazon's kindle. the agreements will allow both publishers to set their own prices. apple has already made similar deals. >>> the home buyer tax credit which expires at the end of april sparked a huge rush in mortgage applications last week and industry reports says home loan applications rose nearly 7%. that's the largest number of applications since october 2009. >>> and this is census day. the government hopes you'll return the forms sent out over the past month or so, but be sure to be careful, there are scam artists sending out phony forms to try to steal your personal information. the official paperwork will never ask for your social security number, bank account information,
opposition from labor unions and the government. >>> e-mails obtained by the associated press show toyota executives wrestled with how to deal with sticking accelerator pedals. in january, five days before announcing a massive recall, an american vice president wrote, quote, we are not protecting our culsomers by keeping this quiet and the time to hide on this one is over. toyota had no comment. >>> and apple's trying to make multitasking easier. at a news conference, the company is expected to unveil an updated operating system that will allow iphone and ipad users to switch between running programs. the difficulty in doing so has been a major complaint for customers. so getting that all taken care of. >> yeah, people were upset about that. all right. emily smith here in new york. thanks. >>> and just ahead on the "morning news," tiger woods' new commercial hits the airwaves. >>> plus, talk about a rough commute. a bus driver gets tangled up in a fight with passengers. >>> first, maggie rodriguez has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> america the super power, but did you know
against toyota have been sent to a southern california courtroom. u.s. district judge james selna will decide whether toyota should pay more than $3 billion to toyota owners who say their car's resale value dropped drastically because of recalls. others are suing for injuries or death in run away toyota cars. >>> a political battle brewing in the nation's capital as supreme court's leading liberal announces his retirement. john paul stevens plans to step down at the end of the summer when he turns 90 years old. stevens has been at the center of key decisions giving due process to suspected terrorist. the white house is considering nearly a dozen candidates to replace him. >>> so, why spend big bucks on a tropical get away when you can own the most romantic house in the country? this san francisco mansion is for sale for the second time in 30 years. this home is a beacon for romance. love doesn't cost a thing, this house certainly does. that price starts at $45 million. a drop in the bucket for you gigi. >> i was going to say that's not romantic, $45 million is not romantic. shoppi
. this is brought to you by toyota. >> the man who was killed in a vehicle accident due to drug dealers fleeing from the police. this elderly couple was in the wrong place at the wrong time. this elderly man died and the passenger a 81 year old woman was sent to the hospital. >> i heard a loud boom. everything was totaled, both cars. everything was spotted, the suspected drug deal in the parking lot. they tried to box the car in. but instead, the suspects fled. they hit a fire hydrant and hit the car, and the driver al bert david, the father of a city police officer died at the hospital. the 81 year old woman was taken to shock trauma. >> it's a sad situation. the suspect fled the scene and then killed someone. this teacher asked her children to lie down and cover their heads. >> the suspects are identified as brent matthews and urma burly. >> we are working to get an update on the woman's condition right now. they are facing drug charges and possible -- vehicular manslaughter charges. >> gilmore university handled the complaint properly. the procedures may need to be redesigned because they don't
eyewitness news at noon. a warning against toyota. which vehicle is called too dangerous to buy. and the final space walk for discovery, and why the astronauts ran into trouble this morning. and taking another live look outside at federal hill and stick around, your complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a day of mourning in poland as thousands are prepared to say good-bye to the president and the first lady. the bodies of two are lying in state in the warsaw. they were among 96 who died in a plan crash this weekend. >>> the president's calling for solidarity in washington, d.c. today. >> for the sake of the common security and survival, we cannot drift. we need a new matter of thinking and action. that's the challenge before us and i thank all of you for being here to confront the challenge together in partnership. >> the president said that the risk of attacks is on the rise. he's calling for world leaders to work together. >>> the bodice of all 29 miners killed in west virginia have been recovered. a spokeswoman says that the last bodies
monday. >>> than e-mail has come to light that may hurt toyota. a public executive wrote quote, we need to come clean about accelerator problems. that is according to the associated press. the e-mail also said the time to hide on this one is over. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet, unquote. >>> the u.s. transportation department may fine toyota a record $16 million by not notifying the government quickly enough. >>> hope is fading tonight for the west virginia coal miners. high methane gas have prevented workers. but hope crews could enter the mines sometime tonight. it's those high levels of methane gas that killed 25 miners. an it's also been revealed the company has been cited for violations. >>> a teenager said she was grabbed if behind and then raped at her apartment complex. police released this sketch of the suspect. investigators say on monday the 1-year-old was -- 19-year-old was walking when the suspect dragged her into a laundry room and raped her. if you think you have any information call crime stoppers. >>> well, he was a husband, a father and a fri
he could hide evidence at the scene. >>> toyota could get potentially hit with a huge penalty from the transportation department. the agency says it plans to seek the maximum penalty, more than $16 million against toyota. transportation officials say toyota knew about defective gas pedals in some of its vehicles in late september. but didn't issue a recall until january. the fine would be the largest single penalty ever issued to an automaker by the governor. toyota has two weeks to accept or contest the penalty. >>> breast-feeding not only saves babies, it saves billions of dollars. that's according to a new study. tonight in healthwatch, jessica kartalija reports, the benefits continue to add up. >> yeah he's perfect. yep. he's a perfect angel. >> reporter: at st. joseph's medical center, erin tallheim spends the day with her new son, zachary. today, they're learning how to brefort feed. >> this -- breast-feed. >> this is my first time doing it. so it has been a challenge. but we're work together as a team. so he's doing a good job. >> reporter: a new study of the journal of pedi
on her bobblehead. that's hard for a woman to do, you know. >>> toyota responds. government slaps them with a record-breaking fine. will the automaker pay it or fight it? >>> i'm suzanne collins. a paraplegic is having to use this wheelchair which is very uncomfortable because his own whee l wheel-- wheelchair has been stolen. >>> coming up, high altitude repair work. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> this is mark i didn't -- mark viviano. the season begins tonight for the o's. i'll talk to the team. plus, duke does a championship dance. and mcnabb lands in d.c. that's all ahead when eyewitness news continues. - at subway... - there's something for... - everyone. everyone! - so many footlongs... - are just $5. - seriously? this will make a splash. everyone loves subway $5 footlongs. so many favorites, all day, every day. subway. eat fresh. >>> 6:30. 93 degrees and partly cloudy. tiger woods is gearing up for the masters. and tiger vows that nothing has changed since his personal life put his golf game on hold. today, he wowed the crowd. >> reporter: tiger woods showed why he
at the west side, at wilkens avenue. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota owners. there's a lot of people wondering. please visit back over to you. >> all right, sharon. even that traffic shot looks nice. >> don't mind being stuck in traffic. >> no, you don't. it's just a nice day. checking temperatures out in cumberland. 82 degrees in cumberland right now. in western maryland. if you want to go where it's warm. go over the mountain. go west young man. 72 degrees right now, bwi. east wind at 9 miles per hour. 30.03. and rising. the barometer reading. and the rest of your forecast coming up in a moment. [ male announcer ] it's our hottest offer of the season, but it's melting fast. so hurry, act now to get fios tv, internet and phone at the super low price of $99.99 a month -- guaranteed for 2 years! call now and you'll also get a multi-room dvr and set top box -- free for six months. with 100% fiber optics straight to your home you'll get an amazing hd picture, america's top rated internet and phone. all for just $99.99 a month. enjoy
at carmax. now more than ever the smart choice is carmax. >>> toyota's massive recalls could prompt big changes for all vehicles, under a congressional proposal, new cars and trucks would be required to have devices similar to a black box on a plane to help authorities reconstruct events leading up to a crash. they would also require safety devices. lawmakers promise to address auto safety, after toyota recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide. >> these days, almost anybody can use a little extra cash. sue kwon reports on one woman who is making money making products inside her own home. >> yeah, let's go. >> reporter: moni honvick's job is taking care of baby riley. but the middle schoolteacher missed a little extra income. >> i thought issue i might -- i thought, i might as well stay home. i was google surfing. >> it's a website, where everyday consumers post videos reviewing products that they have in their own home. >> well, they have different assignments that you can choose from, whether they be personal hygiene products, electronics, all sorts of different things. this raz
veigh was executed in 2001. >>> problems continue to mount for automaker toyota. mary is live with the latest. >> reporter: toyota, which also owns the lexus brand will recall the 2010 lexus gx460 to address a potential problem with the suv rolling over. the recall affects about 6,000 vehicles since the suv went on sale back in december. also today, toyota agreed to pay a record $16.4 million fine for failing to properly notify federal regulators about a dangerous accelerator pedal defect. it is the largest penalty ever made by an automaker to the u.s. government. however, toyota continues to deny that it broke the law. vic, back to you. >> the penalty is connected to the january recall of more than 2 million vehicles, because of problems with stuck accelerators. >> fire investigators determined the cause of an historic fire in downtown annapolis. the cause was determined to have been a discarded cigarette. in all, four businesses were affected. they were not destroyed. but the damage estimate is 250,000 dollars. >>> baltimore's city council president is looking for new ways to raise revenue.
investigation. >>> breaking news for you moments ago, toyota ordered dealers to stop selling the luxury lexus gx460. as alison harmelin reports, this comes after consumer reports issues a rare warning for that surf. >> consumer reports magazine is telling drivers not to buy the lexus gx460 suv. >> this is a fairly rare designation. last time we advised that consumers didn't buy a car with a safety risk was 2001. >> conducted by the magazine, the rear end swings outed with, until the gx is almost sideways. they say it takes too long to get the vehicle back under control. >> if this happened in real situation, a rear tire could hit the curve or slide off the pavement and this could lead to a rollover. >> reporter: lexus is toyota's luxury line. and the automaker says it is concerned about what consumer reports found. and will try to dew point -- duplicate the test. they said, please keep in mind that it meets or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. >> reporter: the luxury suv went back on sale in november. and since then, they have only sold about 5,000. the company says the consum
is almost $2 billion. >>> still to come tonight. breaking news, involving another massive toyota recall. >>> tarnished image. police release graphic new details about what happened the night a woman accused ben roethlisberger of assaulting her. >>> sexting controversy. maryland students accused of more than just spreading nude photographs of young women. >>> and a stormer night ahead. stick around for the updated first warning forecast coming up. one that's backed by a 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. and named a consumers digest best buy, two years in a row. discover malibu for yourself and see why over a thousand people a day are switching to chevy. during the spring event, qualified lessees can get a low mileage lease on this new malibu ls for around $199 a month. call for details. the switch to chevy starts at chevy dealer dot com. i'm a grass seed failure. well, i forget to water it, and the seed dries out. and once it's dry, it's dead. and once it's dead, it's just... [ male announcer ] that's why there's scotts turf builder grass seed with water smart. scotts best seed wrapped i
its four core brands, buick, gmc, chevrolet, and cadillac, were up 43%. even recall-plagued toyota saw a strong rebound in sales after it offered 0% financing. >> i need to get the customers back into the showrooms to kick the tires again, and nothing like putting some cash out to do that. >> reporter: detroit is coming off its worst year in a quarter century. fiewrg than 10.5 million vehicles were sold in this country last year, but analysts are now forecasting sales cowed bounce back to more than 12 million this year, if the promising trends continue. that would be a healthy number for the industry, but well below the 16 million sold in 2007. but analysts see a key economic indicator here, in the junk yard. for the first time on record, the number of vehicles americans are buying has fallen well below the numbers sent to the scrapheap. >> it's pretty rare. we've been tracking these numbers since 1948. and it's the first decline we've ever seen. >> reporter: that means fewer cars on the road. to automakers, that's a sign pent-up demand is building. and that's why they're forecasting a
much. there is more trouble this evening for toyota. the transportation department is seeking the maximum civil fine allowable, more than $16 million. it says toyota knew it had a problem with sticky gas pedals in late september but did not tell the government until january. toyota is expected to appeal. now to the earthquake in baja, california. more than 300 aftershocks have been reported since the magnitude 7.7 quake hit yesterday. it was centered south of mexicali and felt in southern california and as far away as phoenix and las vegas. two people in mexico were killed. experts say the toll was minimal because the force of the quake moved northwest away from population centers. bill whitaker now from the california/mexico border. >> reporter: it was the most powerful earthquake to hit the border region in 18 years and it sent people in both mexico and california running from their houses. >> i was so scared for my life. >> reporter: really? you thought you were going to die? >> yeah. >> reporter: the heaviest damage was in mexicali, mexico, the border city of a million peo
by your toyota dealer and you'll find quality cars and trucks. back to you, marty and don. >>> all right, ronster, we're compensating this morning. >>> we're at copen state and music, food and a major art auction is happening here at coppen stake for the benefit of those seeking a career in nursing. >> reporter: on the campus, they're buzzing about the annual art auction and reception that will raise money for the students who want to attend the school of nursing. >> so, this is one of the major fundraisers to build scholarships to become nurses and health specialists. >> the school's going through a lot of changes and growths. >> reporter: he'll bring the care givers. >> i feel like it documents our history and documents the efforts of the school nursing. i thought that was important. and he'll be here with his paints of billy holiday. >> here we are creating art work for a purpose, you know, other than just raising funds for our own fates, but to help others. >> reporter: this is maryland's number one school in graduating nurses. >> many of the nurses are first generation college stude
, including toyota claims the increased costs will have to be absorbed by them. >> one of our edicts is to make sure that we stay inexpensive, or at least something our customers can afford. >> reporter: efficiency and economy. a concept bothar makers -- both car makers makers and car buyers are looking for. >>> and oil prices have been stuck in the $70 to $85 a barrel range for month. and those are expected to get higher as the summer gets closer. >>> it was a great day to get outside, all around maryland today. perfect time to break out the short sleeves in ellicott city. that's downtown ellicott city. and an equally beautiful city in downtown. wjz has your updated first warning weather. meteorologist tim williams joins us now in the weather center with the latest. >> the grass at paterson park looks to be like the grass vmplet people floating under this very, very warm air now. we're looking at temperatures around 70 degrees. coming down from a daytime high. we did get to a final of 73. we're at 70. 39% relative humidity. with a southeasterly wind at 9 miles per hour. at 30.03. an
that day police finds her toyota on fire just a few miles away. no signs of the 46-year-old, they put out a description and began a missing persons search. just a few weeks later and just a few miles away in this wooded area in owe ignition the discovery of a body. the body police found was so badly decomposed, police couldn't prove it was the body but now they say thanks to dna testing, they're sure it was her. >> wondering why she would have been killed and somebody would is set her vehicle on fire. >> police say shortly after she left her house to get the cigarettes, her red card was used at this eatery. >> we're thinking maybe somebody there that night could have seen her, most interested in is if someone may have accosted her right there at the restaurant. >> an autopsy proves nina was murdered but police won't say how. police will say that nina's husband who does not speak any english has been positively ruled out as a suspect in his wife's death. he has since returned to the couple's home country of russia. >> thank you. police say anyone with information on the case can earn a rew
, as you can see, pretty busy there. this terrific report is brought to you by toyota. an important message by toyota owners. to get the facts and latest information, you can always visit them at the website, >> just a gorgeous day out there, bern. you can't say enough adjectives to describe it. >> looks pretty in her yellow. >> i know. i love it. >> you need to wear it for the preakness, too. >> very good call. i'll have to remember that. >>> take a look at the temperatures outside. 73 degrees. it is warm. we'll have your forecast when we come back. ♪ [ female announcer ] they make little hearts happy... ♪ ...and big hearts happy too. because as part of a heart healthy diet... ...those delicious oats in cheerios can help naturally lower cholesterol. [ cheerios spilling ] cheerios. how can something so little... you do something so big. try new chocolate cheerios with a touch of delicious chocolate taste in every bite. >>> it is friday. and i think a lot of people are in the mood this friday, because of the fact that it has been gorgeous the past couple of days. been
of the other toyota recalls. >>> thousands of flights flights flights are being cap selled because of -- flights are being canceled because of the volcanic ash over europe. >> reporter: the vol cannish ash over europe is raining down chaos for many of the airports. >> ice frustrated, irritated, twitterpated, but oh well. >> reporter: more than half of the usual traffic did not get in on friday. >> sitting here now i'm awaiting going back to dublin, ireland, and we don't know how long. >> reporter: some of the airports in scottland have reopened. the cloud is threatening to delay the funeral for the president of poland because some lead aroma's i not be able to get -- leaders may not be able to get there. and now injured soldiers from afghanistan and iraq have to be flown directly to washington. from the ground you cannot see the cloud causing the trouble but they are not taking any chances. it's extremely abrasive volcanic glass. when sucked in an aircraft's engine it melts and gums up essential moving parts which can lead to failure. >> it's a phenomena beyond the control of every
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